Documentary

Sabbath in Paradise

Documentary. 85 min. Portraits musical encounter between radical Jewish musicians like John Zorn and traditionalists like Andy Statman. Interviews with leading contemporary klezmer musicians. Basis for the title is the folktale, "Sabbath in Paradise," which was originally told in the 1930's by Tovye Brand. Includes performances by Andy Statman, John Zorn, David Krakauer, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, and Marc Ribot. Director: Claudia Heuermann

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1997

Pillar of fire: a television history of Israel’s rebirth: VII. A nation reborn (1947-1948)

Documentary about Zionism from its inception in 1897 to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Creator and script writer: Yigal Lossin
Producer: Ya’akov Eisenman
Narrator: Ian McKellen
Music: Shem-Tov Levy
3 videodiscs (ca. 420 min.)
Part VII (disc no. 3): A nation reborn (1947-1948)

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
(1986) 2005

Embrace me

Documentary. The film follows Jo Amar, a liturgical poet, singer and composer, a unique personality who reflects the beauty of North African Jewry. In the film we will experience stages of his life and take him back to the regions of his youth, the exotic landscapes of Morocco. The film tracks the story of his Aliyah to Israel, his first steps in the world of Israeli music, the recordings and performances around the world.
Director: Shaul Meislish
Length: 48 min.
 

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2001

Because of that war

Documentary. Hebrew with Engl. subt.
The Israeli rock musicians Yehudah Poliker and Ya'acov Gil'ad speak about their childhood experiences as children of Holocaust survivors. In this documentary, they describe their first musical approaches to this difficult and emotional topic and the making of their album "Dust and ashes".
Hebrew version

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1988

From Shtetl to Swing

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2005

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